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QUB to welcome international leaders for conference

  • Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Chicago will bring together international leaders on the 20th anniversary year of the Good Friday Agreement.

    Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Lord David Trimble, PC, Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, will join conference panellists at Global Conflict | The Human Impact in Belfast on Thursday 23 August and Friday 24 August, where they will discuss experiences of violent conflict and strategies for peace building. 

    The panel will also include The Most Reverend Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, and international leaders such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, former US Senator George J. Mitchell, former US Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard and CEO of Concern Worldwide Dominic MacSorley.

    There will also be a special video message from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

    Convened by The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast, the conference aims to promote the ongoing discussion, understanding and resolution of global conflicts, while contributing to the advancement of a global society more at peace.

     

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